THE Department of Education (DepEd) has released guidelines in forging partnerships with education stakeholders from different sectors for the nationwide implementation of the Senior High School (SHS) program in 2016.
Education Secretary Armin Luistro said the guidelines were designed to help DepEd personnel follow a well-planned procedure in building partnerships with the private sector, non-government organizations and government agencies that will aid full implementation of the Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-to-12) program.
“Our partnership-building activities shall include research and needs analysis, identification of potential partners, meeting with potential partners, designing and finalizing formal agreements, either through Memorandum of Agreement or Memorandum of Understanding, and managing, monitoring and evaluating the partnerships,” he added.
DepEd, through its assigned focal persons from its field offices and schools, will form linkages with different stakeholders and organizations for work immersion opportunities for SHS students.
The work immersion will expose the SHS students to actual workplace setting, which will enrich their learning and competencies.
Other areas of partnership include the use of company facilities and equipment, additional training opportunities for teachers and additional resources in the form of donations.
The donations may be in the form of parcel of land, infrastructure such as building, classroom, machinery, tools, equipment, training, consultancy, logistics and other technology support.